Support

If you run into any problems or issues trying to use my MachineKit images or LinuxCNC on a BeagleBone in general, the primary place to ask for help is the Machinekit mailing list.  I closely monitor this list, and there are several other folks with lots of experience with Machinekit, LinuxCNC and the BeagleBone who can help if I am off-line for  awhile (I do take vacations now and again!).

Please DO NOT use the comment section for support requests as it places the entire support burden on the blog author(s) and makes a somewhat messy knowledge archive that can be hard to search.  Please feel free, however, to use the comments section for blog specific items like errors or inaccuracies, and your views on a particular post.

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6 comments:

  1. Firstly, great work on the site and keeping information together for sharing with the community. I was wondering if anyone that has purchased the BeBoPr Cape along with the Bridge have had any success with CNC machines and not 3DPrinters?

    I have a ShapeOko and am very interested in getting this to work. I have all the hardware and software running... just need to know how to configure this Cape to LinuxCNC so to run my 3 Axis with 4 Motor Drivers (1X, 2Y, 1Z) configuration

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    1. This is a great question for the LinuxCNC users list. I have been meaning to ask the LinuxCNC gurus about this for a while so I just started a thread you might want to keep an eye on:

      http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.emc.user/49446

      The answer somewhat depends on your familiarity with CNC machines and LinuxCNC. The "right" way to do this is with gantrykins, but that allows potentially racking the gantry if you start jogging around in joint mode without knowing what you're doing.

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  2. Thank you so much for putting this online - a true live saver! I was stuck for days trying to patch a kernel with Xenomai and compiling + installing, until I found your version ready to go on an SD card :) .

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  3. if it doesn't, the gramps needs to support thermocouples.
    marlin, for example, supports the AD595 and MAX6675 thermocouple chips.
    thermistors limit the range of materials one can use.

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    1. Please ask further questions like this on the BeagleBone list, as requested above.

      There is no direct support for a thermocouple sensor IC on the CRAMPS board, but it's easy enough to interface a thermocouple to Linux in a variety of different ways if needed: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.emc.user/45770

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  4. Hi is there an ability with Machinekit to run a file in a DNC Mode like drip feed? I have a NC Spooler that will send code line by line through a serial cable...

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